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|Relais Villa Giulia - Fano
residence with a Chapel and many farmhouses. It is part of a private estate with a
magnificent view of the Adriatic Sea, the city of Fano...
|The Marche town of Fano, in the
province of Pesaro and Urbino (and just a short distance south of the Emilia Romagna
region) stands on the Adriatic coast at the mouth of the River Metauro, only a stone's
throw away from the Marche countryside.
It is linked by an excellent road and rail network from the north and south, with the
SS.16 Adriatic Coastal road, the A14 motorway and the Bologna-Ancona mainline railway.
Rome can be reached easily along the SS.3 Via Flaminia with a rail connection via
Falconara and Orte.
Fano is 45 kilometres away from Raffaello Sanzio Airport at Falconara (Ancona) where there
are daily flights to and from many national and international destinations.
Fano is ideal as a centre for exploring cities rich in history and art. The
splendid Renaissance city of Urbino is only 50 kilometres away while other nearby towns
include Gradara Castle (where the famous love affair between Paolo and Francesca da Rimini
reached its tragic end), the impregnable fortress of San Leo where Count Cagliostro died
in prison, the city of Pergola which houses a unique group of Gilded Bronze statues and
the Frasassi caves with its tour through extraordinary caves of stalagmites and
For pilgrims, there is also the famous Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary at Loreto, one of the
major pilgrimage destinations during the year 2000 Jubilee and, a short distance away, the
Umbrian city of Assisi, where St Francis was born.
Known as Fanum Fortunae in Roman times, the city today is a fairly
well-known coastal resort and one of the most important Adriatic fishing ports. Fano is a
tourist destination for those looking for quality of life, with a first rate cultural,
historical and environmental heritage, enabling visitors within a distance of a few
kilometres to enjoy the sea as well as the delightful hilly inland countryside.
The port divides the coast of Fano into two, with Sassonia beach to the east and the sandy
Lido to the west. A number of other wide beaches and small bays are to be found along the
coast on both sides of the town at Fosso Sejore, Metaurilia, Torrette and Marotta and
provide welcoming natural environments the tourist.